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Child of Glass 

A boy continues to see a ghost of a Creole girl and he has to help her solve a riddle...otherwise he might be haunted for the rest of his life!


John Erman


Richard Peck (novel), Jim Lawrence | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Barbara Barrie ... Emily Armsworth
Biff McGuire ... Joe Armsworth
Anthony Zerbe ... Amory Timmons
Nina Foch ... Aunt Lavinia Culp
Katy Kurtzman ... Blossom Culp
Steve Shaw Steve Shaw ... Alexander Armsworth
Olivia Barash ... Inez Dumaine
Denise Nickerson ... Connie Sue Armsworth
Jack Rader ... Sheriff Muncey
Irene Tedrow ... Miss Merryweather
Lilyan Chauvin ... Madame Dumaine
David Hurst ... Jacques Dumaine
Sue Ann Gilfillan Sue Ann Gilfillan ... Ludee Calhoun


Alexander Armsworth and his family move to an authentic antibellum mansion, which once was owned by a river pirate. Alexander is drawn into a century-old mystery when he sees the ghost of a little girl, and she asks for his help in finding the "child of glass" by reciting a riddle. He has only a day or two to solve the riddle, or be haunted for the rest of his life! Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis





Release Date:

14 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die gläserne Puppe See more »

Filming Locations:

Danville, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)| Mono


Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


While most of the setting is authentic, the production company could not find a suitable crypt in the Danville, Kentucky cemetary, so the climactic sequence was shot in a fake tomb constructed in the actual graveyard. The phony mausoleum became a local attraction after the film aired. See more »


Miss Merryweather: Emily! You have a done a remarkable job, restoring this place!
Emily Armsworth: I'm afraid the gazebo leans a little.
Miss Merryweather: Why! Honey! it always did!
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I remember Child of Glass from when I was four years old
20 January 2005 | by mudgekSee all my reviews

I lived in Canada for one year in 1978 and then moved home to Australia. During that year I saw Child of Glass on TV. I was four years old. I was obsessed with it and didn't find it scary at all - just fascinating. In recent years I have only vaguely remembered the plot. When I found out about this website I was so keen to see if what I remembered was correct. Reading other's comments I've discovered that my memories are accurate. I remembered there was a mystery that had to be solved by a child, the ghost of a little girl, a lost treasure and a well that held the answer. Almost 30 years later, I am so keen to see it again, however, I doubt I would ever be able to find it here in Australia. Instead, I will attempt to find a copy of the book and its sequel.

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